Chapter 6: Choices?
Haruki had laid his head on the lunch table. Both Ryszard and Joëll sat with him, looking at their friend. “So, are you gonna tell us what’s up or not bro?”, Joëll asked. Haruki sighed. “It’s… complicated… But me and sis are fighting.”, he muttered. “Ah, but you have been fighting before right?”, Ryszard asked. “Or is it different?” Haruki nodded. “It’s different this time.” He sighed again, deeply. “Hey, just so you know, you can always crash at my place, okay?”, Joëll said. “Thanks…”, Haruki said. “Have you studied for that history test yet?”, Ryszard tried changing the subject. It worked, sort of. “Well, a little bit… You guys?” Joëll’s face pulled into a grin, he ruffled Ryszard’s hair. “We were studying yesterday, guess what? The witch hunter from that famous story going around was a Polish guy!” Ryszard nodded. “They sent him here to ‘fight pagan rituals’, apparently.” And Haruki just didn’t know anymore.
Hikaru felt like she was about to break down. Yuugi had given her his candy. “Chocolate makes you feel better.”, he had told her. It didn’t really work, but Hikaru quietly ate the chocolate either way. “So, what’s wrong?”, Yuugi asked. Straight to the point, as always. “I’ve been having weird dreams, about witch huntings…”, Hikaru sighed. No point of hinding it any longer, she needed help. “And I went to the library for information, and there I found out that he witch here was turned in by her brother.” Silence. Yuugi folded his arms. “So you and Haru-bro fought about that?” Hikaru nodded. “How did you find that?”, he asked. “The librarian told me…”, Hikaru muttered. Again, silence. “Okay, so let me get this straight. You’re having weird dreams, you go to the library for information and you trust the person that works in that library, which is the creepiest place ever!” Yuugi held out his arms to demonstrate how creepy the place was according to him. “I think you need to re-evaluate your choices, Hikaru!”
Hikaru fell completely silent. She never heard Yuugi making so much sense.